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The Battle for Unlicensed LPWA Supremacy in the IoT

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Report Summary:

Many IoT use cases need devices with very low power requirements for their connectivity, dependent upon a battery that must last months or years (e.g. a smart meter or connected smoke detector). Unlicensed spectrum Low-Power, Wide-area (LPWA) networks seek to address a sweet spot of high coverage with minimal power consumption and low cost.

This report assesses the size and opportunity for the unlicensed LPWA market, identifying key players using LoRa, Sigfox, RPMA, Weightless and other Spread Spectrum and UNB technologies. What are these opportunities in the context of NB IoT and Cat M as well as the emergence of 5G?

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary 3
2. Market Analysis 4
3. Technology and Vendor Analysis 5
3.1 Sigfox 5
3.2 Sigfox Projects 5
3.3 LoRa 6
3.4 LoRaWAN Projects 7
3.5 RPMA (Ingenu) 8
3.6 Weightless (NWave, Telensa and Other UNB Technology) 9
4. Vertical and Regional Analysis 11
5. Conclusions 13
6. How Can We Help You? 14

Figure 1: Sigfox IoT Connections (M) 6
Figure 2: LoRa IoT Connections (M) 8
Figure 3: RPMA Connections (M) 9
Figure 4: Weightless, Telensa and other UNB IoT Connections (M) 10
Figure 5: Total Unlicensed Spectrum LPWA Connections by Vertical Market (M) 11
Figure 6: Total Unlicensed Spectrum LPWA Connections by Region (M) 12

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